Trump fails to close his umbrella, dumps it at the door of Air Force One for Secret Service agent to pick it up
This lack of umbrella etiquette was noticed by many on social media, and they left no stone unturned to make make fun of the president
President Donald Trump seems to be so preoccupied with the events over the last few days that he might have forgotten the etiquette of handling an umbrella, much to the mirth of netizens.
The latest instance came while he was climbing aboard Air Force One, and didn't know what to do with it when he reached the aircraft's door. Rather than closing it and taking it inside or handing it to someone, he chose to leave the open umbrella right at the door.
As per reports, Trump held on to the umbrella in order to protect his mane from the wet weather at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Saturday afternoon. However, once he climbed the steps to go inside the aircraft, he surprised everyone who was looking with his bizarre behavior.
Trump reportedly tossed his umbrella to the side as cameras captured it roll in the windy conditions. He discarded his umbrella in the most nonchalant manner, without closing it or even waiting for someone to do so for him before he made the trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, and Illinois.
A video, which has gone viral on social media, shows another member of his team run up the stairs behind the POTUS and dodge the large umbrella to walk through the door. A Secret Service agent later picked up the umbrella, but that didn't stop people from making fun of Trump online.
Trump doesn’t know how to put an umbrella down, pass it on pic.twitter.com/j9mTFQvSry— Paul_Ed (@eddo75) October 27, 2018
One user sharing the clip wrote: "Trump doesn't know how to put an umbrella down, pass it on." Trump's stunt with the open umbrella came right after he gave a speech about the mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
"They had a maniac walk in and they didn't have any protection and that is so sad to see," he had said earlier as he called for better security in public places. "If you take a look at it, if they had protection inside, the results would have been far better."
However, Trump and his trysts with umbrellas go further back than the recent one of him tossing the open umbrella outside the aircraft. The president was recently vilified on Twitter for leaving his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, to get soaked as he covered only himself while lapping up media attention.